13 Insane Facts Few People Know About Tom Cruise.
It might come as a surprise that Tom Cruise was a wrestler when he was in high school, not only that but he originally planned on going professional. The reason why he choose acting because, once he injured his knee while wrestling, and was forced to leave his wrestling team.
#12 A real life hero.
He portrays heroes in movies but he became a real life one in 1998 when he saved a woman being mugged in London, chasing the attackers away with his bodyguards.
#11 Wanna be priest.
Though he is now most well known for being a Scientologist, at one point Tom actually wanted to be a catholic priest. He went so far as to spend an entire year in a seminary before he was kicked out. The reason he got kicked out is because he stole some wine.
#10 He refuses to lend his likeness to action figures or video games.
Cruise has been very firm about the fact that he does not want any toys modeled after him. You will never see Cruise featured in video games, on action figures or as part of any other toys.
#9 He was offered the role of Tony Stark (Iron Man).
Though you probably now associated the character of Iron Man with Rober Downey Jr. but, before Robert Downey Jr. was cast as Tony Stark, Cruise was lined up to play Iron Man.
#8 Another incident proves, he is a real life hero.
In another incident in 1996, after witnessing a woman struck by a car, he accompanied her to the hospital. After knowing that she didn't have insurance, he paid her emergency room bill of $7000.
#7 Tom loves doing his own stunts.
In the run-up to Mission Impossible - Rogue Nation, Tom Cruise himself have turned the movie's opening sequence in one of the film's main selling points. Yes, I'm talking about that crazy plane stunt in which Tom hangs off the side of a plane.
There’s no digital Tom, and there's no fake plane. He's really strapped to an Airbus.
#6 Les Grossman, a memorable character.
Tom Cruise has played many iconic roles over the course of his career. But ranking right up towards the top is his supporting turn as studio executive Les Grossman in Tropic Thunder. And Tom was the one who told Ben Stiller that Les needed to be bald and have a weird love of dancing.
Tom Cruise wound up stealing every Tropic Thunder scene he was in, and only made the movie that much better.
#5 He is a stuntman by himself.
While shooting the movie Edge of Tomorrow, the director of the movie appointed a stunt-man to do all the Tom's stunt. But as we all know Tom loves doing his own stunt, he refused it, and he himself did his stunt. The director was so impressed that he told Tom that he should do all his stunts in every movie!
#4 Tom got his pilot's license after filming Top Gun.
Although Tom Cruise didn't have a pilot's license while shooting for 'Top Gun' (1986), in which he played the hotshot fighter pilot Maverick, he later earned one in 1994.
#3 Not afraid to get serious behind the wheel.
Tom did all of his driving stunts in Jack Reacher. In fact, even when he made a mistake in the scene where his car crashes into some barrels the director left it in the movie anyway.
#2 Making Ray-Ban's business.
Remember the sunglasses Tom's character wears in Risky Business? Those sunglasses became so popular it single-handedly increased Ray-Ban sales by 2000%. And it was all because of him.
In fact the style is also widely popular today.
#1 One of the highest paid celebrities in Hollywood.
What other actors make in their whole life time, he makes that much in one year. His total net worth is about $480 million!
In other words, he's richer than rich.
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